ACEP‘s Wilderness Medicine Section

Wilderness Medicine

With the increasing popularity of outdoor and wilderness recreation, emergency physicians find themselves treating various conditions unique to the wilderness environment.

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May 22, 2022

Letter from the Chair: Wilderness = Wellness

This has been a difficult season for me. I never thought I’d actually feel burnout. I thought: ‘Nah, that’ll never happen to me, I’m too tough for that; I don’t need as much sleep as ‘they’ do...

May 22, 2022

Using a Wilderness Medicine Skillset in Ukraine

I recently had the opportunity to serve the people of Ukraine as the country endures over 2 months of military attack. Over 12 million people have been displaced from their homes. Many evacuated with ...

May 22, 2022

Escape to the Desert

I have just returned from the Namib Desert of Namibia after serving as medical director for RacingThePlanet’s 250km self-supported ultramarathon. This stage race had competitors complete a daily marat...

May 22, 2022

When the Desert Gets Too Hot to Handle: Heat Stroke in Staged Ultramarathon Running

Poor regulation of body heat, excessive exercise, and extreme weather conditions can each be dangerous. What if you combined all of these? Ultramarathon running pushes athletes to their mental and phy...

May 22, 2022

Life Fuel

"Never say no to adventures. Always say yes. Otherwise you will lead a very dull life." -Ian Fleming

May 22, 2022

Fellows' Corner

Meet these Wilderness Fellows: Nicholas Black, UC San Diego; Ashlee Davis, UMass-Baystate Health; Liz Hamilton, Dartmouth Hitchcock; and Cal Staben, Wake Forest

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